Does My Garage Door Need Regular Maintenance?

Your garage door is an integral part of your house’s overall structure. It gets a lot of beating: rain, wind, and sun are just a few elements that can damage your garage door. Worst yet, it exposes your home to possible break-ins. Keeping your garage door in good condition should always be a priority. You should be regularly maintaining your garage door.
Otherwise, it will lead to bigger problems that you may be unable to ignore. Remember, these doors aren’t made of cardboard and are prone to malfunction. They have springs, rollers, and hinges, all of which can cause trouble when left unattended for long periods. You could potentially save yourself from a big problem by scheduling a residential garage door repair. Don’t wait for the inevitable to happen. Read on to learn the signs that your garage door needs maintenance and how you maintain a garage door.

What are the Signs That a Garage Door Needs Maintenance?

While a garage door may not seem like the most complicated part of your home, it is essential to your home’s safety. A well-maintained garage door lasts longer and gives you many years of peace of mind. Here are some signs that it is time to call in the garage door professionals:

The Opening System

When your garage door’s motor or counterbalance system is not working properly, it can cause many problems. The first thing to look for is whether or not there are any loose cables or a loose motor chain; also, look for signs of fraying. If you notice any of these issues, you may need someone to come out and inspect the cables, and in some cases, this might require replacement. Do not attempt to repair the counterbalance system or garage door cables unless you have expirence with this repair.
Another thing that might indicate a problem with your garage door’s opening system is if it takes longer than usual for the door to close after someone presses the button. It could be due to other factors such as broken springs/rollers/bearings, which would require different repairs.

Debris Build Up

Debris build-up can cause your garage door to get stuck and even break. The most common cause of debris build-up is leaves and dirt caught in your garage door tracks. If you live in an area with lots of trees, this is something you’ll want to keep an eye out for.
Another reason debris might accumulate on your garage door tracks is if
you lubricate inside the track at some point, which is a common mistake that might help in the short run. Still, after lubrication dries out, it will become sticky and attract debris, causing the opposite outcome. The debris and gunk might cause the garage door to jam while moving up or down, causing the garage door to go off track.

Unusual Noises

If you hear a grinding or squealing noise when you open or close your garage door, it could indicate something wrong with the springs, cables, or rollers. It can also signify something like a motor gear going bad.

Rusty Parts

Rust can weaken the metal and cause damage to other parts of your system if not addressed quickly by a professional in addition, rust can cause moving parts or bearings to jam shut.

How Do You Maintain a Garage Door?

Garage door Preventive maintenance is the best way to minimize the chances of your garage door breaking down without notice. The following are some of the most common procedures and tips that you can use to maintain your garage doors.

  • Clean the outside of the door regularly. Use a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust from the door’s surface. If possible, wash it with warm soapy water, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a towel. It will help protect your door from water damage and other types of damage caused by dirt, dust, or insects such as termites.
  • Inspect all hinges, handles, locks, and other hardware attached to your garage doors regularly (at least once every six months). If you notice any problem with these parts, like broken locks or cracked hinges that do not work correctly, you should contact an expert who can repair or replace them. Inspect your doors regularly. Look for any signs of damage or wear and tear. If you see something that seems out of place, get it checked out by a professional so that you don’t end up dealing with a bigger problem down the road.
  • Lubricate hinges once every six months. Use silicone-free grease, lithium-based grease, or similar products designed specifically for this purpose. It will help keep them moving smoothly without getting stuck or seizing over time due to friction between parts or normal wear and tear.
  • You should also have your garage door serviced if it begins to squeak when opening and closing because this indicates too much friction between the door and its tracks or rollers, leading to damage and excessive wear over time.
  • Check for garage door balance. If the door becomes slow opening and closing, disengage from the motor and lift the door to the halfway open position; if the door drop or goes up on its own, your door is not balanced and requires attention,

How Often Can I Service My Garage Door?

If you use your garage door 2-4 times a day, You should have your garage door serviced at least once a year.
It includes routine maintenance, as well as replacing worn parts or wheels/rollers. You may need to replace the springs in your garage door if they break or cant hold the garage door’s weight anymore.
When determining how often you should have your garage door serviced, there are things to consider.

  • Consider the age of your garage door. The older it is, the more likely it is to need repairs and maintenance.
  • Evaluate how often you use your garage door and open and close it. If you use it daily, it will need more frequent maintenance than someone who only opens and closes the garage door several times a week.
  • Check the weather conditions where you live to determine whether your garage door needs a little extra maintenance due to harsh weather conditions like rain or snow.

Regular maintenance and inspection are the best ways to keep your garage door running well for years. The spring will eventually wear down and cause your door to be heavy. Time and weather will take their toll on your garage door as well. Make sure to keep an eye on your garage doors throughout the year as part of comprehensive home safety and security plan. Check out for more information about residential garage doors, whether you are looking for a new one or just doing some research. We provide commercial and residential garage door services for all our customers.

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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle.Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company!We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no.Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done.Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door!We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing jobI would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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